Are Google And The White House Getting Too Cozy?

Since the start of the year, two senior Google (NSDQ: GOOG) executives have joined the Obama administration — and CEO Eric Schmidt has been appointed to the president’s advisory board on science and technology. Concerned in part over the company’s growing influence, two consumer groups are publicly opposing the appointment of a third Google executive to the White House. In a letter to the president dated Wednesday, Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy call for Obama not to move forward with the appointment of Google public policy chief Andrew McLaughlin as the nation’s deputy chief technology officer. “Given … your commitment to a new standard for ethics in government, it would be a mistake to put Google

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